• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

10-year-old spurs household’s enterprise to tackle adopting Albuquerque bus stops


Mar 17, 2023

Lleyton Kelly, proper, along with his mother, Channing Kelly, and brother Steinar Kelly.
(Courtesy of Ida Kelly)

When Lleyton Kelly’s household had their conventional objective setting assembly in the beginning of the 12 months, they agreed they wished group service to be a spotlight.

At solely 10 years outdated, Lleyton was the impetus behind the household selecting the ABQ Trip Undertake-A-Spot program for his or her group service venture.

The household adopted stops 6818 at Montgomery and Eubank, and 5947 on Montgomery by means of their realty workplace, Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC.

“I wished to provide again to the group,” Lleyton stated. “Retaining a bus cease or two clear appeared a great way to assist town and bus riders too. Unclean stops don’t assist individuals be ok with driving the bus.”

The Undertake-A-Spot program, which began in 2017, asks people and companies to take cost of a bus cease by conserving it clear, eradicating graffiti and notifying volunteer coordinators of upkeep wants.

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Lleyton’s grandmother, Ida Kelly — proprietor of Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC. — stated Lleyton can be attending Eisenhower Center Faculty subsequent 12 months and the household plans to suggest to the principal the concept of adopting a number of stops close to the varsity for group service initiatives.

This system’s incentives embody having the person’s or firm’s title displayed at their adopted cease, stated Transit Division spokeswoman Megan Holcomb in an electronic mail.

As well as, companies can obtain reductions on commercial area at their adopted bus cease shelter, Holcomb stated.

This system presently has 50 stops out of two,750 adopted.

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